All her life, Alexandra Sheffield has longed for passion and adventure—anything but marriage to the wealthy Lord Christopher Hatton. Instead, her body is weak with desire for another man—Lord Hatton's devastatingly dangerous twin brother, Nicholas.
All his life, Nick Hatton has had his pick of beautiful women, but he's never risked his heart—until his brother plans to refill his pockets by marrying the spirited young Alex. Driven by a fierce need to protect her, Nick will risk anything to prevent his brother's scheming seduction. But when the girl he sets out to save becomes the glorious woman he longs to ravish, he must will himself to resist her wild beauty and reckless flirtation—before his desires erupt in a single, scorching moment that can never be undone.